09 May 2009

WH Military Affairs Directors Sacrifices Himself Over NYC Scare

Welp that didn't take long. One minute your planning the most awesomest photo-op evah of The One's flying chariot and the next thing you know you're out on your ass. Check out the final boot-lick the White House Military Affairs Director gives before he gets escorted out by security. From Political Punch:

A senior administration official tells ABC News that as part of the White House report investigating the April 27 Air Force One flyover of Manhattan, White House Military Office director Louis Caldera has submitted his letter of resignation and President Obama has accepted.

In a letter dated May 8, Caldera writes that "I have concluded that the controversy surrounding the Presidential Airlift Group's aerial photo shoot over New York City has made it impossible for me to effectively lead the White House Military Office. Moreover, it has become a distraction to the important work you are doing as President. After much reflection, I believe it is incumbent on me to tender my resignation and step down as Director of the White House Military Office."
Don't expect Obama to take any responsibility for this blunder. Senior Obama officials have a way of chucking their staff under the proverbial bus when it suits them politically.


new orleans personal trainer said...

He threw his grandma and spiritual advisor under the bus, why not Louis Caldera?

Grung_e_Gene said...

Yes, I am shocked this is the first time I've ever heard of a subordinate taking the blame for a Tyrant. I think I say coin the term "seppuku" a word I totally just made up!

And NOPT, seriously with the grandma? Was that to cover up for his fake nirth certificate or what?

Elizabeth said...

Blunder or not...and I guess it could have been handled differently...but that was one helluva photograph! Whoever took it deserves some sort of award.

I hear the photo isn't going to be used because it's...ahem...tainted. If sacrificing a phenomenal photo like that isn't the height of political correctness, then I'm sure I don't know what is! Geesh!

On the other hand, if you force someone to resign over it and appear to take no responsibility for it yourself, then I guess it would be kind of hard for you to justify using said photo.

Still, that was a great shot...heck, it was a once in a lifetime shot!

Average American said...

....Moreover, it has become a distraction to the important work you are doing as President....

What a crock of horseshit THAT is!

I'd FIRE the idiot for getting his nose so frigging BROWN!